Nose bleed - scary or not in pregnancy

Nose Bleed – Scary or not in Pregnancy?

Here are few things about nose bleeding pregnancy that you should know: Nosebleeds are quite common in pregnancy because of hormonal changes. During pregnancy, you may also find that your nose gets more blocked up than usual. Sit down and firmly pinch the soft part of your nose for 10-15 minutes. Lean forward and breathe…

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MAGGI in Pregnancy

MAGGI in Pregnancy

During pregnancy, you have to give on some foods that are not very good for the health of your baby. Sadly, one such food is everyone’s favourite Maggi or instant noodles. Here’s why you should avoid consumption of Maggi during pregnancy: It is simply overloaded with carbohydrates and contains no fibre which is not good…

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Labor is a natural process

Labor is a Natural Process

Sometimes labor is over in a matter of hours. In other cases, labor tests a mother’s stamina, patience and tolerance. PAINLESS LABOUR IS A BOON! Early labor / Latent phase of labour Duration – hours to days During early labor, your cervix dilates and softens. Mild, irregular contractions Clear, pink or slightly bloody discharge. Early…

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Jaggery, Mango and Ginger in Pregnancy

Jaggery, Mango and Ginger in Pregnancy

Shared below are the benefits of eating Jaggery, Mangoes and Ginger in Pregnancy: JAGGERYJaggery is rich in: Iron: Iron corrects anaemia. Potassium: Potassium controls water retention. Magnesium: Magnesium helps in joint pains and bone strength and controls blood pressure. Phosphorous All these minerals together purify blood. MANGO Mangoes are safe to eat while you’re pregnant,…

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Itchy / scratchy/ Red marks in Pregnancy

Itchy / Scratchy/ Red Marks in Pregnancy

Growing pregnant uterus causes the skin around the belly to stretch and the oil glands are not able to meet their normal moisture requirement. Itching is common in pregnancy caused by raised levels of certain chemicals in the blood. Skin condition like eczema might flare up in pregnancy. You could help prevent mild itching by…

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Indian Spices in Pregnancy and Myths attached to them

Indian Spices in Pregnancy and Myths Attached to Them

Here are a few things you should know about the consumption of Indian spices in pregnancy and the myths attached to them: KESARNo, it doesn’t help to lighten the baby’s complexion. Skin colour is genetic characteristic. Rather, It helps in digestion Reduces bloating Induces good sleep Releases your anxiety Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are…

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How to Sleep in Pregnancy

How to Sleep in Pregnancy

Sleeping in any position is generally fine in first trimester of pregnancy. GREAT! Sleeping on your back is generally considered safe throughout the first trimester.  WOW! Stomach sleeping is OK until you reach about weeks 14- 16. UNBELIEVABLE! Side Sleeping Later on in advanced pregnancy resting on your side — right or left — gives…

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How to increase breast milk?

How to Increase Breast Milk?

Factors which decrease milk supply during breast-feeding: 1.waiting too long to start breast-feeding, not breast-feeding often enough, supplementing breastfeeding, an ineffective latch previous breast surgery may affect milk production. To boost milk production: Breast-feed as soon as possible. Waiting too long to start breast-feeding can contribute to a low milk supply. Hold your baby skin…

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Heart Burn During Pregnancy

Heart Burn During Pregnancy

Gut muscles are relaxed. Slow emptying of stomach. Stomach opening and exit rings are relaxed causing acid reflux. Growing baby pushing the stomach up. Even if water burns: The mantra – Rule of half – half chapati, half sandwich, half banana. Solids and liquids at 30 minutes interval. Sitting in vajra asana after meals. Eating…

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Haemoglobinopathy

Haemoglobinopathy

Haemoglobinopathy such as thalassaemia are inherited blood disorders. If you’re a carrier of thalassaemia gene, you can pass these health conditions on to your baby. If the mother is found to be a carrier, screening is also offered to the father. If you find out you’re a carrier, you and your partner will have the…

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